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*UPDATE: The College Visions Board of Directors has offered a $2,500 match when Kolajo donors reach the goal of $7,500. Thank you so much to all who have already given! If you have yet to give, your donation can get the 5K for Kolajo to our $7,500 goal and raise a total of $10,000 for the Kolajo Paul Afolabi College Success Program! Thank you!
Join us on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 to honor the memory of Kolajo--beloved son, brother, friend, scholar, and runner. 2016 will mark the 5th anniversary of Kolajo's passing. Run, stroll, and walk with us in the virtual 5K for Kolajo!
How to participate: This is a "virtual" 5K, so run or walk wherever you are, whenever you want on September 24th. We encourage you to bring friends and family along and wear your favorite Kolajo-inspired running gear (e.g. booty shorts, knee socks, sweatbands, general fabulousness)!
*This year* make a $100 or more donation to College Visions by September 15th and we will mail you a 5K for Kolajo headband (white terry with purple logo) to wear while you are on the move!
About College Visions: College Visions empowers low‐income and first‐generation college‐bound students to realize the promise of higher education by providing advising and resources to promote college enrollment, persistence, and graduation. College Visions advances equal access to educational opportunities in historically under‐served communities.
Kolajo Paul Afolabi College Success Program: Founded in 2004, CV served 10 high school students in its first class. We now serve 360 students and we have celebrated 225 college graduations with students attending schools including: Bentley, Brandeis, Brown, Clark, Connecticut College, CCRI, Florida International, Goucher, Guilford, Holy Cross, McDaniel, Mount Holyoke, Northeastern, Providence, RIC, Smith, Union, URI, U Rochester, and Wabash.
In 2009, CV launched the Kolajo Paul Afolabi College Success Program (CSP) in order to raise college graduation rates by providing students with support through college. Nationally only 11% of low-income, first-generation students graduate from college within 6 years. In contrast, 65% of CV college students earn a degree within 6 years. These impressive numbers mean that with your help CV students are achieving their dreams, supporting their families, and growing Rhode Island's battered economy.
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